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sumthnspecial specializes in L/D.

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    I need a good rolling bookbag

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    What MedSurg book are you using?

    Another Iggy user, and hater. Its horribly detailed and hard to follow. My instructors don't like it either and are planning to switch sometime soon. Amber 3rd semester ADN
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    DECEMBER '08 Grads!!!!!!!!

    Me! I will graduate in December also. I am soooo looking forward to being done with school. Not exactly a hobby, but I plan to have another baby shortly after school is over. I feel like my life has been put on hold since nursing school started, I am looking forward to picking up where I left off. Amber
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    Do you practicing starting IVs in class?

    I am in an ADN program and we did IVs our 2nd semester. We practiced on each other in the skills lab (both drawing blood and starting an IV) and then we were able to do them on patients. We also spent a day in the outpatient lab to get better at drawing blood. I am heading into 3rd semester and I have had 2 opportunities to starts IVs on patients, I did 1 successfully. Amber
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    Radial Pulse. Help!

    I have to look away and stare at a spot on the wall when I am taking a pulse. I look at my watch to get the starting time but if I continue to look at my watch I start counting the seconds instead of the pulse. So get a start time, and then look away at a blank space on the wall and concentrate on the pulse beating under your fingers. Good luck.
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    Friend kicked out of Nsg school now I'm worried...

    Many schools are like that. I am in the RN program at my school and we are required to maintain a 78% to pass. I am only going into my fourth week of my first semester, but so far so good. I have gotten all A's on my first 3 tests. It is a lot of pressure to know that you have to maintain high grades, but if this is really what you want, then you can do it.
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    MEDS Publishing study aids

    My school uses it too, although I haven't tried it out yet.
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    Who starts in January?

    Me!!! I start January 22. Amber
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    What would you do???

    5 years, wow that is a long time. I just wanted to let you know that some schools give preference to in county residence, so you may want to ask them about that. I applied to College of the Sequoias(in Visalia), and didn't get in because I don't live in that county. Luckily I did get into my town's RN program. Good luck. Amber
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    wondering about admission in Cali

    I am in CA and my school doesn't have a waiting list, I got in on my first try. PM me if you want more info. Amber
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    Bio 122 and 221 in same semester

    My school doesn't combine Anatomy and Physiology. I took Anatomy and Chemistry together and then Physiology and Micro. It wasn't that hard, but I dont work. I am married and have a 2 year old, so I do have other things taking up my time. If you think you can do it then go for it, I didn't want to wait another semester before applying to the nursing program.
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    The letter......Spring 07

    I feel the exact same way. I told my husband that when my letter came I felt really relieved, but now I am terrified. I said the same thing about finally figuring out what I wanted to do when I grew up and now it is starting and it a little overwhelming. Like my life is about to totally change(in a good way) but still change is hard. I am scared about everything: will I be able to get through this, will I(we) survive financially, am I going to be a good nurse? I am also so excited, I feel blessed that I have this opportunity. Last year I turned my life upside down in order to go back to school. I quite my job and took out a ton of student loans in order to help support my family while I was in school. I put all my eggs in one basket and banked on getting into nursing school. So far everything is going as planned(except one little hiccup in the application period that added a semester onto my time in school), and I am so thrilled it is all working out. Amber
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    nursing entrance

    My school doesn't use a point system. Instead they use a computation to come up with your "likely-hood to succeed". They take our totaly GPA, grades from our core science classes(Anatomy,Physio,Micro), and grades from all English classes and come up with a percentage. You have to get at least a 70% to be eligable for the program and then it is all random. They basically pull your name out of a hat. They used to take the top % down the list, but then they realized that the "best" students dont alway make the "best" nurses. We are not required to take any tests before applying to the program. Mixy- In my acceptance letter they said that I have to take a test before the semster begins and that it will take 5-6 hours. It is supposed to test our general knowledge, do you think it is the NET test? I noticed you were taking it in your 1st semester, like me, but my school didn't give me the name of the test. Thanks, Amber
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    The letter......Spring 07

    I got my letter today, I am in! I am so excited, I still can't believe it. Amber
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    A&P and Micro together

    My school doesn't do A&P I and A&P II, so I took Anatomy one semester with Chemistry, and then Physiology with Micro. It wasn't too bad, but I had a fairly easy Micro teacher. I think it can be done, but I dont work either so I am sure that helped. I just didn't see the point in adding on another semester because I was taking one class at a time. Get in, get it done, and get out! Good Luck Amber
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    Oh Crap, we have a test today...can I borrow a scantron?

    Haha, it irritates the crap out of me too when someone asks to borrow a scantron. I heard someone the other day asking my neighbor if she had an extra, but she didn't. I just pretended like I didn't hear her asking because I need mine for the other tests. BTW, I am in CA and I have attended a CSU and a CC and we always had to buy our scantrons. I just pick mine up when I am at the bookstore buying my books at the beginning of the semster. Amber

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